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Staff Picks from the Designer Goods Charity Collection

Jewelry & Fashion | PUBLISHED 11.26.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
A pair of pink, blue, and coral open toed heels featured in the staff picks for BRG's Single Owner Charity Auction. | BRG

It's not often that we acquire such an outstanding single owner collection of designer fashion, jewelry, and luxury goods. The fact that the collection's owner is donating all her proceeds to two animal rescue charities is an extraordinary bonus! Learn more.

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Four Reasons to Love the Single Owner Designer Goods Charity Collection

Jewelry & Fashion | PUBLISHED 11.19.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
BRG's rare Burberry glove leather gladiator trench coat (item #232986) | BRG

When a former NYC opera singer and lifetime collector of luxury goods, designer fashions, and jewelry downsizes her collection to donate her proceeds to charity, people take notice. BRG is there to help with this sale which benefits two animal rescue charities: Horse Plus Humane Society and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Learn more.

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Abstract Art Helps Artist Wiley Johnson Cope with Autism Spectrum Disorder

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 11.11.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

John “Wiley” Johnson Jr. is an American artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Although he began painting around 2009, it wasn't until the beginning of 2020 that the world began to recognize him as an emerging artist with his first solo exhibition.

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10 Things to Love About Antique Tiffany Studios Lamps

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 10.15.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
10 things to love about vintage and antique Tiffany Studios Lamps | BRG

From the trademarked Tiffany blue box filled with beautiful jewelry to the kaleidoscope of colors achieved in their coveted and cherished stained glass works of art, there are a lot of things to love about Tiffany and Tiffany Studios pieces. Today we are focusing on 10 things to love about vintage and antique Tiffany lamps hailing from Tiffany Studios.

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Vintage Nakashima Furniture Collection in Exceptional Sale

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 10.08.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Black Rock Galleries is pleased to offer a single owner collection of vintage George Nakashima furniture in our upcoming Greenwich Fall Exceptional Sale. This collection comes from the Estate of Joseph Frederick Hoffman, PhD. Over the years, the Hoffman collection grew to over 20 pieces -- some of which are in the fall exceptional online auction.

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Bridgehampton, NY Time Capsule Home - Part II - 50 Reasons to 'I Spy' the Estate of Jay Paul

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 09.24.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
BRG presents it's estate collection of Jay Paul version of I Spy. | BRG

Who says only children can enjoy a good ‘I spy’ game? In the BRG estate version of I Spy, we take a look at a June 1982 edition of House in the Hamptons magazine article featuring the fabulous Bridgehampton, NY home of Jay Paul. What you can spy with your grown-up eye?

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Bridgehampton, NY Time Capsule Home - Estate of Jay Paul - Part I

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 09.21.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Pristine white sand beaches. Elegant restaurants. Posh dinner parties. Outrageous beach bashes. Multi-million dollar waterfront homes. Such was the 1980's summer lifestyle for jet setters and NYC yuppies. Locals, however, enjoyed a quieter pace – choosing to settle permanently into Long Island’s East End. One such person included Jay R. Paul who designed and built his own French villa paradise in Bridgehampton.

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30 Elements to Creating a Collected, Vintage Folk-Art Forward Decor

Complementary. Guest Curations | PUBLISHED 09.20.22 | Tam Tran
Kaitlyn Coffee showcases her collected, vintage folk-art forward design aesthetic to inspire you to do the same | BRG

If you're drawn to a collected, vintage folk art forward design style, Kaitlyn Coffee will inspire you to find unique, quality items for your home decor. See her top 30 guest curation of the best vintage finds.

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The Essential Design Guide to Mixing Vintage & Modern

Complementary. Guest Curations | PUBLISHED 08.29.22 | Tam Tran
Creating Lively Charm in Homes with Libby Cameron | BRG

In this edition of Complementary. Guest Curation, Libby selects current online auctions’ offerings that highlight her design aesthetic. You can use her designs for inspiration along with any of Libby’s top picks to easily achieve a similar design style in your home.

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Amazing Secrets for a Collected Eclectic Home with Alcione Miranda-Myers

Complementary. Guest Curations | PUBLISHED 08.19.22 | Tam Tran
Amazing Secrets for a Collected Eclectic Home with Alcione Miranda-Myers | BRG

In this week’s edition of Complementary. Guest Curations, Alcione selects her favorite online auctions items to inspire you to create a collected eclectic style for your home. Here are her two curations for styling a living room and styling a fireplace

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